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    Default Converting from VirtualBox to Xen

    I have previously been using VirtualBox on an Ubuntu installation, but have now switched to openSUSE 11.4. I have a .vdi file that I want to continue using and would like to know if it is possible to import this to the (preferred?) hypervisor which appears in the openSUSE System menu, which I assume is XEN.

    Never having used XEN, I would also appreciate any thoughts on the comparative merits of the two applications.

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    Default Re: Converting from VirtualBox to Xen

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    If you're talking about a desktop/laptop you may want to look at KVM
    rather than Xen. Xen requires booting to the Xen kernel which has
    limitations regarding the graphics capabilities (no NVidia or ATI
    proprietary drivers which are sometimes nice to use) whereas the KVM
    technology is now in the mainline kernel so you can use it on any Linux
    distro. Anyway, just an idea.

    Good luck.





    On 03/31/2011 06:06 AM, Gewitty wrote:
    >
    > I have previously been using VirtualBox on an Ubuntu installation, but
    > have now switched to openSUSE 11.4. I have a .vdi file that I want to
    > continue using and would like to know if it is possible to import this
    > to the (preferred?) hypervisor which appears in the openSUSE System
    > menu, which I assume is XEN.
    >
    > Never having used XEN, I would also appreciate any thoughts on the
    > comparative merits of the two applications.
    >
    >

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    Default Re: Converting from VirtualBox to Xen

    =welcome=

    VBox works great on openSUSE, and can be painlessly installed via YaST..

    unfortunately, i do not have any idea about how to use the .vdi file,
    but _guess_ you could try..

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